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Political Violence


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This book series contains sober, thoughtful and authoritative academic accounts of terrorism and political violence. Its aim is to produce a useful taxonomy of terror and violence through comparative and historical analysis in both national and international spheres.

Founding Editor: David Rapoport

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Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism: From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World

Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism: From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World

1st Edition

Jeffrey Kaplan
September 25, 2018

This book focuses on religiously driven oppositional violence through the ages. Beginning with the 1st-century Sicari, it examines the commonalities that link apocalypticism, revolution, and terrorism occurring in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam past and present. It is divided into two sections,...

Secessionism and Terrorism: Bombs, Blood and Independence in Europe and Eurasia

Secessionism and Terrorism: Bombs, Blood and Independence in Europe and Eurasia

1st Edition

Glen Duerr
August 02, 2018

This book examines secessionist terrorism in a comparative context across Europe and Eurasia. The volume seeks to uncover comparative linkages between terrorism and secessionism; specifically examining terrorist organizations that also have a political goal of independence. It examines a wide...

Terrorist Histories: Individuals and Political Violence since the 19th Century

Terrorist Histories: Individuals and Political Violence since the 19th Century

1st Edition

Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid
May 08, 2018

This book addresses provides a series of in-depth portraits of men and women who have been labelled ‘terrorists’, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Bridging historical methodologies and theoretical approaches to terrorism studies, it seeks to contribute to the developing...

Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond

Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond

1st Edition

Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark
November 30, 2016

This book examines the role of terrorist innovation and learning in theory and practice, and in the context of three specific EU case-studies. It is often said that terrorist groups are relatively conservative in character operating in a technological vacuum – relying almost exclusively on bombs...

Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism: Countering the Radical Mindset

Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism: Countering the Radical Mindset

1st Edition

Frances L. Flannery
October 26, 2016

This book explores a cross-cultural worldview called 'radical apocalypticism' that underlies the majority of terrorist movements in the twenty-first century. Although not all apocalypticism is violent, in its extreme forms radical apocalypticism gives rise to terrorists as varied as members of Al...

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

1st Edition

Max Taylor, Ken Pease, Jason Roach
August 24, 2016

This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence. This volume seeks to do this...

Lone-Actor Terrorists: A behavioural analysis

Lone-Actor Terrorists: A behavioural analysis

1st Edition

Paul Gill
August 24, 2016

This book provides the first empirical analysis of lone-actor terrorist behaviour. Based upon a unique dataset of 111 lone actors that catalogues the life span of the individual’s development, the book contains important insights into what an analysis of their behaviours might imply for practical...

Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

1st Edition

Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz
July 20, 2016

This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict. Victims of terrorism are a unique group of individuals whose experience is overlooked in the current literature on...

Irish Republican Terrorism and Politics: A Comparative Study of the Official and the Provisional IRA

Irish Republican Terrorism and Politics: A Comparative Study of the Official and the Provisional IRA

1st Edition

Kacper Rekawek
April 27, 2015

This book examines the post-ceasefire evolutions and histories of the main Irish republican terrorist factions, and the interconnected character of politics and militarism within them. Offering the first comparative study of the two leading Irish republican terrorist movements the Official IRA and...

Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

1st Edition

James Dingley
September 12, 2014

This edited book analyses the lessons which can be drawn from Northern Ireland’s experiences of combating terrorism. The essays in this volume unite analysis and practice in exploring both the conflict in Northern Ireland and the internationally applicable counter-terrorism lessons which can be...

The Psychology of Terrorism

The Psychology of Terrorism

2nd Edition

John G. Horgan
June 16, 2014

This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based...

Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

1st Edition

Andrew Silke
December 05, 2013

This volume provides an overview of intervention and management strategies for dealing with terrorist and extremist offenders in prisons. The management of terrorist and extremist prisoners has long been recognised as a difficult problem in prisons. In most countries, such offenders are relatively...

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